Firstly... thanks for all the info over the years, this helped me make my mind with my first plasma 3 years ago a Fujitsu 4214. Now this has served me well, but the power board keeps going, so have finally persuaded the missus that new plasma is in order. Now where I was thinking of getting a replacement 42, the missus wants to go bigger. cause as she puts it, whats the point of replacing something that is the same!!.. Anyhow, I have decided between 2.. the Pioneer PDP-505XDE or the Panasonic VIERA TH-50PV500. Im sort of moving towards the pioneer as not only was the PQ brilliant, when I saw an demo @ the weekend, cosmetically I do like glass black surround. The Panasonic looks great as well, but the bit at the bottom of the screen, just doesnt look right my eyes kept on going to bottom of the screen Daft I know, but if Im going to spend 4k on an screen then it needs to look GREAT!!!.. So what do you think?.... Pioneer or Panasonic. Has anyone got a 50 pany in yet anyhow? As I have only seen a demo of the Viera 42 Would the PQ be much better?? Thanks.